April Books: I’m on a mystery binge

14) Friedrich Ebert. Parteiführer, Reichskanzler, Volksbeauftragter, Reichspräsident, Peter-Christian Witt I recently got accepted for a stipend from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (which I’m so happy and grateful for, because I struggled being unable to contribute my share financially before). The foundation sent me this biography together with the stipend agreement. Friedrich Ebert is the first…

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My new favourite cookbook

For my birthday in January, I got my new favourite cookbook! It’s called Ekkeharts Kochbuch (Ekkehart’s Cookbook) and is a rare collectors’ item with only two copies in the entire world. My Dad is the cook in our family. He’d make sure I got a homecooked meal every day when I was a child. On…

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March Books: Stefan Zweig, how to clean your house, and some PhD stuff

I got some reading done this month! (Three of those books are admittedly context reading for my thesis, but I’m counting them because I read them cover to cover.) It’s super motivating to see that stack of books! Sometimes I need to force myself to sit down and just read for a couple of minutes,…

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Crafting books: Socks, the 2000s, and my favourite knitting books ever!

There’s an abundance of free knitting patterns out there, of which I regularly make use of myself. It’s great if you don’t have much extra money to spend on your hobby, where even the cost of the material can be rather expensive. However, I like supporting designers whose work I love too. Plus, I love…

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Anna Karenina, a drug dealer, and nerdy art jokes

01) Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy Yes, I finally finished it! I’m completely fascinated by Tolstoy’s ability to create characters I loved and hated, but related to them and their thoughts and feelings as if they were real. The story may be far removed from the realities of the 21st century, but I felt for Anna…

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